WDMA Opens Office in Washington, D.C.; Adds Two VPsJune 16th, 2009 by Editor
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced that it will open a new office in Washington, D.C., to support its One VoiceTM Advocacy Program, and also has added two new vice presidents to handle the operations in D.C. Mike O’Brien, CAE, has been tapped to lead the new office as WDMA’s executive vice president. O’Brien has more than 20 years experience working, including positions with the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association, the National Association of Home Builders, and the Manufactured Housing Institute.WDMA has named Jeff Inks vice president of code and regulatory affairs. Inks, who most recently served as vice president of regulatory affairs and industry relations for the Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI), also will be passed in Washington, D.C. Prior to MHI, Inks spent nine years with the National Association of Home Builders, where he served as staff vice president for codes and standards.
Also part of the advocacy team will be Colleen Levine, director of legislative affairs and grassroots activities. Levine is a government affairs professional with expertise in the housing and construction industry, where she most recently served as the director of government affairs for the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association.
WDMA also will retain its current offices in Chicago where its standards writing, certification program and member services efforts will remain headquartered. However, the group also has announced that it will no longer contract Mike Fischer and John Woestman of the Kellen Company.